Looking Forward to 2020

She the People Poll Results

She the People — a national network of influential women of color in politics — just completed a national straw poll of 264 women of color leaders, campaign workers and managers, political strategists, organizers, and activists ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Those surveyed included campaign donors (48.5%), current and former elected officials (10.6%), campaign managers (5.7%), electoral campaign strategists (8.7%), and women who run (23.1%) or work (23.5%) at politically-minded organizations.

Of the women of color surveyed, nearly 40% identify as Latinx, and nearly 50% identify as African American, over 16% identify as Asian, and over 5% as Native. Nearly 90% of respondents identified as members of the Democratic Party.

This poll was conducted between Nov. 29, 2018 - Dec. 13, 2018.

1. Is the Democratic Party headed in the right direction? (244 responses)

 

 

2. Select your top three potential presidential candidates for 2020. (256 responses)

 

Presidential Candidates Listed in Top 3

Other options included:

Michael Avenatti (.4%), Michael Bloomberg (3.1%), Sherrod Brown (3.9%), Steve Bullock (0%), Julian Castro (9%), Andrew Cuomo (2%), John Delaney (0%), Tulsi Gabbard (5.5%), Eric Garcetti (2.7%), Kirsten Gillibrand (6.6%), John Hickenlooper (1.2%), Eric Holder (7.8%), Jay Inslee (.8%), Joe Kennedy III (2%), Amy Klobuchar (3.1%), Mitch Landrieu (1.6%), Terry McAuliff (.4%), Jeff Merkley (2.3%), Richard Ojeda (0%), Deval Patrick (4.3%), Tom Steyer (.8%), Eric Swalwell (.4%), Andrew Yang (0%), Other (6.6%)

 

3. Which candidate(s) would you not consider for the 2020 Presidential nominee based on their inability to appeal to or reach women of color voters? (222 responses)

 

Presidential candidates Listed in Top 3 (Would Not Consider)

Other options included:

Stacey Abrams (.9%), Cory Booker (3.2%), Sherrod Brown (2.3%), Steve Bullock (4.1%), Julian Castro (1.4%), John Delaney (1.4%), Tulsi Gabbard (1.8%), Eric Garcetti (3.2%), Kirsten Gillibrand (3.2%), Kamala Harris (2.3%), John Hickenlooper (3.2%), Eric Holder (3.6%), Jay Inslee (2.3%), Joe Kennedy III (4.1%), Amy Klobuchar (4.1%), Mitch Landrieu (2.7%), Terry McAuliffe (6.8%), Jeff Merkley (1.8%), Beto O’Rourke (2.7%), Richard Ojeda (2.7%), Deval Patrick (.5%), Eric Swalwell (3.2%), Andrew Yang (1.4%), Other (6.6%)

 

4. Select the top five issues you are looking at most closely to decide who to support for President in 2020 with your time, money, and/or organizing. (262 responses)

issues picked in top 5

 

Other options included:

$15 Minimum Wage (22.9%), Cannabis Legalization (6.1%), Green New Deal (18.7%), Paid Family Leave (17.2%), Instituting Pay Equity (14.5%), Reproductive Justice (11%), Stopping Sexual Assault and Harassment (13.7%), Social Security Expansion (6.5%), Universal Childcare (13.7%), Other (7.3%)

 

5. Is the Democratic Party poised to inspire and engage women of color voters and leaders in 2020? (255 responses)

 

 

6. What does the Democratic Party need to do to inspire and engage women of color voters and leaders in 2020? (263 responses)

topics picked in top 3

 

Other options included:

Develop a fund for community groups to organize in swing states (13.7%), Invest in more paid advertising to reach women of color voters (5.7%), Directly address racism in policy proposals (22.1%), Directly address poverty in policy proposals (12.2%), Other (3.8%)

 

Poll Conclusion:

If the Democratic Party wants to win in 2020, they must address key issues and note which candidates are appealing — or not — to the women of color voting bloc. It’s crucial to invest in women of color in politics accordingly because their votes will make or break the presidential campaigns.